Lot 320 - 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
|Odometer reading||56,928 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £15,120|
*Please note, the registration number shown in the photos is not supplied with the car*
Mercedes-Benz have been producing SL models or range of models since 1954. The similarly styled but mechanically unrelated 190 followed in 1955 completing the first generation of cars. The second generation SL's began with the 230 in 1963 and was distinguished by its lower waistline, big curved screens and a distinctive optional hardtop that earned the model its nickname of `pagoda top'. Over its seventeen year reign, the R107 range was powered by no less than eight different engines - two sizes of straight-six unit and six versions of V8's.
This delightful Mercedes-Benz has had three keepers, although the registration document shows more, as the car was purchased by the vendor from their company. Having enjoyed D440 OET for the last 22 years, very reluctantly, this 300SL is seeking a new owner. The original literature pack is supplied with 19 stamps in the service book which confirms the mileage of 56,928 to be correct. Clearly the fastidious owner has spent many hours looking after this handsome roadster and the car presents in excellent condition throughout. The arctic white paintwork is in splendid order and the blue leather trim is completely original. R107 Mercedes have been commanding higher values of late and this exceptional example is a genuine drive away classic that should want for very little over the coming years. Supplied with a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 8th June 2015, together with a hardtop and rear seats.
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